This prayer was promoted by the Archdiocese of Milan to celebrate Gianna's canonization
and to draw our attention to her life, her message, and her sanctity.
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God our Father, we praise Thee and we bless Thee because in St. Gianna Beretta Molla Thou hast given us one who witnessed to the Gospel as a young woman, as a wife, as a mother, and as a doctor. We thank Thee because through the gift of her life we can learn to welcome and honor every human person.
Thou, Lord Jesus, were for Gianna a splendid example. She learned to recognize Thee in the beauty of nature. As she was questioning her choice of vocation, she went in search of Thee and the best way to serve Thee. Through her married love, she became a sign of Thy love for the Church and for humanity. Like Thee, the Good Samaritan, she cared for everyone who was sick, small, or weak. Following Thy example, out of love she gave herself entirely, generating new life.
Holy Spirit, Source of every perfection, give us wisdom, intelligence, and courage so that, following the example of St. Gianna and through her intercession, we may know how to place ourselves at the service of each person we meet in our personal, family, and professional lives, and thus grow in love and holiness. Amen.
With ecclesiastical approval
Angelo Mascheroni - Auxiliary Bishop of Milan